SK8183 : Littleborough Toll Cottage

taken 3 years ago, near to Littleborough, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Littleborough Toll Cottage
Littleborough Toll Cottage
The existence of a toll house in this remote location is a reminder that this was once a main road, Originally the Roman link from Lindum (Lincoln) to Danum (Doncaster), it remained an important crossing of the Trent well into the 19th century.
It was incorporated as a turnpike in 1825 as part of the Sheffield to Lincoln route. Plans to build a bridge failed to come to fruition on cost grounds; with the construction of the new bridge at Dunham in 1832, and the de-tolling of Gainsborough bridge, only local traffic now used the ferry. This finally ceased around 1910.
The cottage is Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SK8183, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8147 8307 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.2963N 0:46.6750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8149 8305
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Toll House  Turnpike Road  Roman Road  Grade II Listed  Country Road 

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